Emerging Chains http://nrn.com/taxonomy/term/44085/more en Starbird aims to elevate the quick-service experience http://nrn.com/quick-service/starbird-aims-elevate-quick-service-experience <div class="field-deck"> Co-founder Aaron Noveshen describes chicken-based concept as “super-premium fast food” </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Co-founder Aaron Noveshen describes chicken-based concept as “super-premium fast food”</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/quick-service/starbird-aims-elevate-quick-service-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/quick-service/starbird-aims-elevate-quick-service-experience#comments Emerging Chains Latest Headlines Food Trends Quick Service Registration Fri, 20 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000 166261 at http://nrn.com <p>The Nest Egg, a breakfast sandwich, features a fried chicken strip, egg and&nbsp;bacon.</p> Starbird Freshii takes a shot at froyo http://nrn.com/blog/freshii-takes-shot-froyo <div class="node-body blog-body">Blog: Growing fast casual chain offers deal to operators of struggling yogurt shops.</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/blog/freshii-takes-shot-froyo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/blog/freshii-takes-shot-froyo#comments Corporate News Emerging Chains Fast Casual On the Margin Tue, 17 May 2016 21:01:00 +0000 166411 at http://nrn.com Tom Ryan named chief brand officer at Smashburger http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/tom-ryan-named-chief-brand-officer-smashburger <div class="field-deck"> Brand cofounder had been chief concept officer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brand cofounder had been chief concept officer </div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/tom-ryan-named-chief-brand-officer-smashburger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/tom-ryan-named-chief-brand-officer-smashburger#comments Emerging Chains Fast Casual Latest Headlines People Mon, 02 May 2016 20:25:00 +0000 164931 at http://nrn.com <p>Tom Ryan, Smashburger chief brand officer</p> <p><em>Photo: Smashburger</em></p> ShopHouse continues slow and steady growth http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/shophouse-continues-slow-and-steady-growth <div class="field-deck"> Still a “growth seed” brand, more ShopHouse units planned for existing three markets </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Still a “growth seed” brand, more ShopHouse units planned for existing three markets</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/shophouse-continues-slow-and-steady-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/shophouse-continues-slow-and-steady-growth#comments Emerging Chains Fast Casual Latest Headlines Chipotle Mon, 02 May 2016 19:17:00 +0000 164901 at http://nrn.com Photo: ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen New Smashburger CEO wants to take brand into new era http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/new-smashburger-ceo-wants-take-brand-new-era <div class="field-deck"> Michael Nolan promises to take 365-unit chain to next level of growth </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Michael Nolan speaks with Nation's Restaurant News on growth, branding and building talent</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/new-smashburger-ceo-wants-take-brand-new-era" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/new-smashburger-ceo-wants-take-brand-new-era#comments Emerging Chains Fast Casual People Registration Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:47:00 +0000 164501 at http://nrn.com <p>Michael Nolan</p> Photo: Smashburger MOD Pizza appoints IPO veteran Bob Barton as CFO http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/mod-pizza-appoints-ipo-veteran-bob-barton-cfo <div class="field-deck"> Barton will help set the financial stage for aggressive growth </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Barton will help set the financial stage for aggressive growth</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/mod-pizza-appoints-ipo-veteran-bob-barton-cfo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/mod-pizza-appoints-ipo-veteran-bob-barton-cfo#comments Emerging Chains Fast Casual Latest Headlines People Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:57:00 +0000 164461 at http://nrn.com Pacific Catch captures significant private-equity investment http://nrn.com/finance/pacific-catch-captures-significant-private-equity-investment <div class="field-deck"> Brentwood Associates plans to grow polished-casual seafood chain in new markets </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brentwood Associates plans to grow polished-casual seafood chain in new markets</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/finance/pacific-catch-captures-significant-private-equity-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/finance/pacific-catch-captures-significant-private-equity-investment#comments Finance Casual Dining Emerging Chains Latest Headlines Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:21:00 +0000 164421 at http://nrn.com Pacific Catch New Bohemia aims to expand beyond Minneapolis base http://nrn.com/beverage-trends/new-bohemia-aims-expand-beyond-minneapolis-base <div class="field-deck"> Fast-casual chain specializes in exotic-meat sausages and craft and local beers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fast-casual chain specializes in exotic-meat sausages and craft and local beers</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/beverage-trends/new-bohemia-aims-expand-beyond-minneapolis-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/beverage-trends/new-bohemia-aims-expand-beyond-minneapolis-base#comments Beverage Trends Emerging Chains Fast Casual Latest Headlines Food Trends Registration Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:54:00 +0000 164211 at http://nrn.com <p>New Bohemia has five restaurants and a food truck.</p> New Bohemia A look inside emerging casual-dining concept Matchbox http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/look-inside-emerging-casual-dining-concept-matchbox <div class="node-body gallery-body">Take a look inside the concept's latest restaurant in Dallas</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/look-inside-emerging-casual-dining-concept-matchbox" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/emerging-chains/look-inside-emerging-casual-dining-concept-matchbox#comments Casual Dining Emerging Chains Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:00:00 +0000 161481 at http://nrn.com Matchbox lights a fire in casual dining http://nrn.com/casual-dining/matchbox-lights-fire-casual-dining <div class="field-deck"> Brick-oven-centered concept strikes a match between casual dining and the modern bistro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brick-oven-centered concept strikes a match between casual dining and the modern bistro</div> <p><a href="http://nrn.com/casual-dining/matchbox-lights-fire-casual-dining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nrn.com/casual-dining/matchbox-lights-fire-casual-dining#comments Casual Dining Emerging Chains Operations Thu, 24 Mar 2016 19:12:00 +0000 161371 at http://nrn.com <p>Matchbox recently opened its ninth restaurant in Dallas.</p> Ron Ruggless